The role of vessel classification societies continues to change dramatically. As the role ancl relevance of class is liotly debated, MR/EN picked the brains of the industry's major classification societies to analyze both their individual and collective future.
Forty years ago, the American Waterways Operators, Inc., was founded for the purpose of representing the national interests of the inland and coastal marine transportation industry. AWO was incorporated in 1944. On March 3-4, this premier organization will
A paper titled "T-AO 'Commercial' Fleet Oiler" by Clayton W. Davis, John F. Ince, and I. David Gessow, all of the Maritime Administration Office of Ship Construction, was presented to a meeting of the Chesapeake Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers recently.
The 30,000-dwt motor vessel Lawrence H. Gianella, fifth of five sophisticated T-5 product carriers designed and constructed by Tampa Shipyards Inc. in Florida, was delivered recently to Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. of Houston. The new ship is now being operated by the owner's subsidiary,
Global Marine Drilling Company of Houston, Texas, and Davie Shipbuilding Limited of Lauzon, Quebec, Canada, have announced the signing of a contract for a marine jackup drilling rig. The cantilever rig, which is based on the Marathon Le- Tourneau design,
Megasystems, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio, has announced that Seamatic II engine monitoring and control systems will be an integral part of the conversion of four VLCC supertankers to diesel operation for Mobil Shipping and Transportation Co., now underway in
A Quality Assurance Program for massproduced rolled-steel products is being o f - fered to steel mills worldwide by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). The steel products covered in the program are those used in the construction of ABS-classed merchant vessels and other marine structures.
New challenges lie in store for northern shiprepair yards as a new generation of ultra sophisticated ice-class tankers join the fleet. So far. South Korean builders are in the vanguard of these new vessels' construction, built to carry oil from
SOLAS Regulation II-1/29.20 requires that all tankers 40,000 gross tons and over fit an independent means of quickly regaining control of the rudder should a single failure occur in the steering gear piping system. The deadline for the steering system upgrades is September 1, 1988.
George P. Livanos, president of Seres Shipping, Inc., New York, N.Y., was elected to the Management Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) by the board of managers at its recent Semiannual Meeting. Announcement of his election was made by Robert T.